10 days in Madagascar Itinerary

10 days in Madagascar Itinerary

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10 days in Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  30​h
1
Antananarivo
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Nosy Be
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Ottawa

5
nights
Antananarivo

Antananarivo ©
Surrounded by verdant rice paddies, Madagascar's capital and the country's commercial and cultural hub, Antananarivo boasts a rich history and heritage, evident in its numerous historic buildings, colonial-era neighborhoods, and archaeological museums.
Antananarivo is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lemurs' Park, look for gifts at Le Village Maquettes De Bateaux, stroll through Réserve Peyrieras Madagascar Exotic, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Antananarivo tour planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Antananarivo is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern African Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Ottawa in May, with highs in Antananarivo at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park
Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine ©
Rova - Le Palais de la Reine

2
nights
Nosy Be

The island of Nosy Be, off the coast of Madagascar, remains the country's premier beach getaway renowned for its tranquil ambience, pristine shoreline, and year-round warm weather.
On the 25th (Mon), head off the coast to Nosy Fanihy and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): explore by horseback at Ambaro Ranch and then step off the mainland to explore Nosy Sakatia.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nosy Be trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Antananarivo to Nosy Be in 2.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Antananarivo in May: high temperatures in Nosy Be hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nosy Sakatia ©
Nosy Sakatia
Nosy Fanihy ©
Nosy Fanihy

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